The United States unemployment rate for May 2012 was 7.9%. .2% lower than April 2012 (7.7%) and a decrease of 1% from May 2011 (8.7%).
The above numbers are not adjusted for seasonality.The civilian labor force which is the total of all workers, those working and those that are unemployed has Decreased by 110 residents from May 2011 to May 2012. As the labor force Decreased in Mariposa County from May 2011 to May 2012, employers cut 20 workers year over year. The May 2012 labor force is at 9,360. May 2011 had the labor force at 9,470. The labor force can keep increasing as the students in the schools start applying for jobs. So every year the number could go up just on the rate of the local school children reaching the age where they apply for jobs. Additionally the rate can increase by people moving into the county and are looking for work or are working.The rate decreases by people leaving the county for various reasons, retiring, dying or dropping off the labor rolls as they give up looking for a job.The Civilian labor force data are by place of residence; include self-employed individuals, unpaid family workers, household domestic workers, & workers on strike.
8,380 people were employed during May 2012 in Mariposa County, a 220 person increase from April 2012 and a 20 person decrease compared to May 2011. This is a .2% decrease year to year. Of the 8,380 employed workers, 2,060 work for the government, 2,100 work in the leisure and hospitality industry and 20 individuals work on farms.
In May 2012, 2,100 people worked in the Leisure and Hospitality industry compared to 2,050 in April 2012, an increase of 50 workers. May 2012 had a decrease of 20 jobs in that field from May 2011 or about -0.9%.The Government had a 6.2% increase in jobs from April 2012 (120 more workers). Year to year numbers show a decrease of 50 workers, that equals -2.4%.Year to year figures for construction show a 10.0% increase, from 100 to 110 jobs.Year to year figures for manufacturing show a 8.3% increase from 120 workers in May 2011 to 130 workers in May 2012.